New HVAC Solutions Installed at Workshop17 Kloof Street

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Workshop17 Kloof recently underwent a full retrofit refurbishment of their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system, with the HVAC specialists at SFI. Workshop17 Kloof is a co-working space that offers tenants open plan working areas, 45 offices, multiple team spaces, meeting rooms, and boardrooms, plus a café in the bustling city centre of Cape Town. […]

Air quality an important differentiator

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Seen in CBN. As more businesses contemplate hybrid work models, facilities managers and property owners are looking for compelling value- to give them a competitive edge in a crowded market. Supplying the latest clean air technology not only keeps employees healthy and lowers absenteeism, but it also appeals to an increasingly health and lifestyle conscious […]

Is Air-Conditioning the Much-Needed Step Towards Greater Economic Stability?

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The role of air-conditioning systems in the regulation of indoor air quality in typical commercial office space  By Edward Hector As vaccinations roll out and we return to life in the “new normal”, indoor air quality and ventilation will be a key determining factor in convincing people to return to public spaces. Indoor air quality […]

Newlands on Main Upgrades Their Chillers for Improved Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

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Two new energy-efficient Trane chillers were recently installed at Newlands on Main by the HVAC experts at SFI, along with new energy-saving pump sets for the condenser and chilled water, plus IoT sensors for improved energy management. Newlands on Main – one of Growthpoint Properties’ A-Grade office spaces in Cape Town – is a highly sought-after space […]

SFI Expands into Refrigeration with Almag Acquisition

SFI Expands into Refrigeration with Almag Acquisition We are pleased to announce the smooth and successful takeover of Almag Refrigeration into the SFI Group family.  Almag Refrigeration brings nearly 50 years of experience and expertise in refrigeration to the table. “Over the years I have been asked a number of times if we do refrigeration, […]

SFI Celebrates 15 Years of Air-Conditioning Innovation and Excellence

SFI Celebrates 15 Years of Air-Conditioning Innovation and Excellence As SFI Group proudly steps into our 15th year of HVAC maintenance and service, we look back on the last 15 years with managing director Edward Hector and reveal what the next few years may hold. SFI – Where did it begin, and what made you […]

Unwanted Guests: Bipolar Ionisation in Hotel Rooms

  Bipolar ionisation systems were independently tested at a hotel room in Madrid Bipolar ionisation can improve air quality and remove odours from hotel rooms, says Spire Building Services’ Adam Taylor, who highlights research in Spain on its use to reduce the risk of Covid-19 When people book stays in hotels, they expect high levels […]

2020: The Year We Never Stopped Developing Our People

2020: The Year We Never Stopped Developing Our People The Coronavirus pandemic made 2020 a difficult year for many in business. Many clients in the property industry experienced the dip in the economy first-hand, and in turn relayed these pressures to service providers such as SFI. However, for SFI this tough year had a silver […]

Ventilation is Key to Reducing COVID-19 Spread

USA: Research by teams at the Universities of Oregon and California suggest that enhanced HVAC operational practices could reduce the potential spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. The paper, 2019 Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic: Built Environment Considerations To Reduce Transmission, has been published in mSystems, the journal of the American Society for Microbiology. It is […]